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Coronavirus: Quarantine scrapped for arrivals from ‘low risk’ countries to England

People arriving in England from countries including France, Spain, Germany and Italy will no longer need to quarantine from 10 July, the Department for Transport has confirmed.

A full list of exempt countries posing “a reduced risk” from coronavirus will be published on Friday.
Most travellers to the UK currently have to self-isolate for two weeks, BBC reported.

The Foreign Office is also changing its advice against all but essential travel to a number of countries from Saturday.

The quarantine restrictions came into force in early June, to try to prevent coronavirus being brought in at a time when infections in the UK were falling.

The new exemptions mean people arriving from selected destinations will be able to enter England without needing to self-isolate, unless they have been in or transited through non-exempt countries in the preceding 14 days.

About 60 countries are expected to be included.

However, the announcement did not guarantee reciprocal arrangements with foreign countries – meaning travellers from the UK may have to self-isolate on arrival there.